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Obama Thanks Military for Service by Tripling Tricare Premiums
Yahoo! News ^ | Tue, Feb 28, 2012.. | Patricia Campion

Posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:24 PM PDT by plsjr

COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama began and ended his State of the Union address in January by heaping lavish praise upon the men and women of the military. He used words like "courage, selflessness and teamwork" to describe their ability to bravely accomplish each mission he set for them. The war in Iraq is over. Osama bin Laden is dead. Troops are coming home from Afghanistan. So now -- in a show of thanks -- the president wants to gradually triple their Tricare premiums.

Tricare, according to its website, "is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide."

The administration's admitted objective to Congress, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, is "to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare."

Under the new plan, Tricare annual premiums will increase 30 percent to 78 percent in the first year. After that the plan more than triples the premium payment in five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: military; militaryhealthcare; obamacare; tricare; trust
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To: xzins
Thanks for your service to God & Country!

see Freepmail!

21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:51:55 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: plsjr
I think back in July, the House & Senate Armed Services Committees strip off the big increases. On 1 Oct it is supposed to go up by the COLA for 2012. At least for Tricare Prime. Not sure about AD.
22 posted on 09/25/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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